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Tag Archives: Food

Coffee Gourmet Is A One-Cup Brewer

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There are all kinds of coffee-making products on the market, and here’s Coffee Gourmet’s take on it. It promises “superior” flavour thanks to the way in which it prepares your coffee. You insert the device inside your cup, and expose as much or as little of the filter as you want, as this will set the strength of the brew; a more exposed filter means water flows out faster, resulting in a weaker coffee, and vice versa. Then you pour near-boiling water and wait a bit. Initially the ground coffee will block the filter, allowing the beans to “bloom” and release their essential oils. As this happens they’ll also release carbon dioxide, which will make them float to the top and coffee will start flowing into your cup. Keep adding hot water until the cup is full and voila, a perfect cup of joe. The entire process takes about 40 seconds, which prevents over extraction and the associated bitter taste.

It’s a $16 pledge, assuming they reach their funding goals.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Gizmag ]

Can’t Eat This: Bacon & Egg Printed Shoes

Bacon & Egg Printed Shoes

 

 

You’ll make a fashion statement for sure when you’ve got these shoes on, although it most likely won’t be a positive one. These are the Mozo Bacon N’ Eggs Sharkz Shoes for men, and they feature what its name says on the shoes itself: bacon and eggs. The shoes were designed for use in the kitchen, with side ventilation and slip resistant outsoles. They’re comfortable so they should be kind to your feet if you need to be on your feet all day.

The Mozo Bacon N’ Eggs Sharkz Shoes are available online for $29.95.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Make Your Own Bacon With This Kit

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For all the talk about how much we love bacon ’round these parts, we’re surprised to realize we’ve never written about making your own! But that’s exactly what the above Bacon Making Kit lets you do. There’s coconut sugar, cracked black pepper, flaked sea salt, a thermometer and complete instructions, which is all you need to cure your pork belly and turn it into crispy deliciousness. Of course you’ll have to provide your own meat, but the kit has enough ingredients to process five 2-lbs batches, for a total of 10 lbs of bacon. For $40 and a bit of patience you too can experience the joy of home made heaven flakes (yes, that’s what we call bacon at OG headquarters).

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Uncrate ]

One Scoop Is All You Need: Giant Ice Cream Scoop

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One scoop is often never enough. But you probably won’t be asking for seconds if you’ve got this giant ice cream scooper. That’s because each scoop this doles out is equal to an entire pint! The scooper is made from fine brass and chrome, with the scooper itself being a 4-inch diameter bowl forged from high-quality stainless steel.

Heck, you’ll only need one scoop for the entire gang! But you can indulge in another scoop for yourself if you’re going through a particularly tough breakup…

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Instant Happiness: Chocolate Cake in a Can

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Life can get pretty rough sometimes, but there’s no problem that a caring friend, a warm hug, or a slice of chocolate cake can’t solve. But why have just one if you can have all three? Not everyone has baking skills, but most people should find pouring water into a can simple enough–and that’s exactly all anyone has to do to “bake” the Food Ministry’s Cake in a Can.

They’re available in a bunch of yummy flavors, from classic chocolate and coffee to red velvet and chili chocolate. Each can contains a cake mix that’s measured to make a single cake, simply by adding water. It doesn’t get any easier than this.

Cake in a Can is available online for £5 (about $9).

[ Product Page ] VIA [ TIWIB ]

 

Spring-based Nut Cracker Is Perfect For The Holidays

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It’s November, which means you’re thinking about Christmas. Ok, maybe you’re thinking about Thanksgiving too, but either way, there will be food and there will be nuts. Maybe. Do people even eat nuts during the Holidays? Whatever, we just needed a reason to talk about Naomi, the awesome spring-based nutcracker. Instead of grabbing the regular two-pronged cracker, or that awful wooden Nutcracker man your aunt gave you five years ago, you can play with this dome shaped spring that simply smashes into your nuts after you’ve pulled it up. It’s cool, it’s a fun design, and we wish we didn’t have to jump through hoops to get one. See, it’s a Japan-only thing at the moment, which means if you want it you have to pay like $70 on Amazon to own it, or wait until Red Dot Shop has it in stock for 20 Euros. Or wait until the cheap knockoffs start being made.

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Sriracha2Go Keychain Bottle

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Next to having to eat your meal without salt, eating it without Sriracha seems infinitely more tragic. That’s why we’re digging this tiny Sriracha2Go keychain bottle. It’s a refillable 1.25oz. plastic container made to hold just enough of your favourite flavour sauce to liven up any meal you come across. It’s small enough that you can just toss it in your pocket, tie your keys to it, or lose forever at the bottom of your purse. It’s $7 with free shipping across the US.

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Taco Bell’s New App Lets You Order Food, Skip The Line

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It’s lunchtime and your bowels are seriously hankering for a beating? No better way to go about it than to stuff your face with some tasty Taco Bell. But hey, that long line just to place an order? Ain’t nobody got time for that, so Taco Bell’s just released an new iOS and Android app that not only lets you place your order before you even reach the restaurant, but also customize each item to your liking and pay from your phone. The company won’t actually make the food until you reach your closest location in order to safeguard its “freshness”, but at least you won’t have to wait an hour while hungry patrons stare at the menu while making their minds up; there will be dedicated mobile pickup lines, separate from the regular lines. Interestingly, the app uses your location to determine when to prompt you to confirm you’re ready to have your food prepared. When you accept the prompt, the order is sent directly to the kitchen and your name will be called when it’s ready.

[ FastCompany ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Finger Food Plates: One Digit, One Bite At a Time

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Finger foods are awesome for tiding hungry guests over. Messy fingers? Not as awesome. The next time you have guests over, hand out these finger food plates with your bite-sized treats. They’ll add a bit of quirk to your functions and let your guests keep their fingers clean while they take in your spread.

The Finger Food plates are available online for $9.99.

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